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  • Roger McKnight
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    Time for Quebec politicians to rethink pipeline?

    November 29, 2019 7:58AM by Roger McKnight

    There’s an elephant in the room of the politicians involved in the Paris Accord. But first, here in Canada… In this report, I will go with the position that the pipeline is half full, as opposed to half empty –

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Kudos to an industry that continues to help those in need

    November 25, 2019 7:54AM by Derek Clouthier

    There is no shortage of good causes available to the trucking industry if it wants to help, and for the most part, the industry steps up to the plate when needed. Most recently, the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC)

  • James Menzies
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    Cheating doesn’t pay… anymore

    November 14, 2019 1:56PM by James Menzies

    Cheating, in life and in business, shouldn’t pay. But for too long in trucking it has. There are signs, however, that this could be about to change. Those who abuse hours-of-service regulations are soon going to be forced to comply,

  • Angela Splinter
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    Dollars and sense

    November 8, 2019 8:43AM by Angela Splinter

    Everyone wants to be paid well and paid fairly. And employers want to be competitive with their compensation. It’s good business to make sure what you’re offering is up to date, on trend, and able to both meet the needs

  • Ray Haight
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    Why not us? How to improve fleet performance

    November 1, 2019 1:47PM by Ray Haight

    I have done a dozen or more Retention Action Plan rollouts over the past couple of years. One of the key questions that I pose to folks during the onsite workshops revolves around the TCA’s “Best Fleets to Drive For”

  • Roger McKnight
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    Aye, aye Captain, forget the torpedoes hit the rocks ahead!

    October 25, 2019 7:33AM by Roger McKnight

    One thing I garnered, or a better word to use would be, “guessed” from this past election pose-a-rama, was that none of the leaders – and I use that term wincingly – has ever played or paid for a son

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Uniform marijuana laws needed to make life easier for carriers

    October 21, 2019 7:05AM by Derek Clouthier

    For the sake of Canadian and American truck drivers, carriers across North America, and law enforcement, the U.S. federal government really needs to step up and make a decision on whether to legalize recreational marijuana use. Say what you will

  • James Menzies
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    Driver pay among list of top industry issues

    October 17, 2019 7:59AM by James Menzies

    Last month in this space, I wrote about the impact driver and equipment detention is having on the industry. This year, for the first time, the issue appeared on the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) annual list of top industry

  • Angela Splinter
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    Join us as Women with Drive hits the road

    October 15, 2019 8:11AM by Angela Splinter

    Including more women in the trucking and logistics industry is an important issue for fleets across the country. Our Women with Drive networking initiative is designed to help, and we’re pleased to tell you that the program is expanding thanks

  • Angela Splinter
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    Big HR tips for small fleets

    October 1, 2019 7:09AM by Angela Splinter

    No matter the size of the company, a business cannot thrive without a team of reliable, competent, well-managed people. And smaller companies face more challenges in this regard. Small business owners often have a strong understanding of their industry but

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Testing electric trucks today so we’re ready for tomorrow

    September 25, 2019 7:45AM by Derek Clouthier

    By the end of this year, there are expected to be 20 fast-charging (DCFC) and Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations installed across Southern Alberta. The project, called Peaks to Prairies, is aimed at increasing what is being called “electric

  • Doug Marcello
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    Crash preventability update: changes and lessons

    September 23, 2019 12:32PM by Doug Marcello

    As previously noted, the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is continuing the crash preventability demonstration program in which certain types of accidents can be designated “nonpreventable”. However, in announcing the move, the FMCSA expanded the program. It also changed

  • Ray Haight
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    Measuring driver turnover in detail

    September 19, 2019 10:50AM by Ray Haight

    The following is an edited excerpt from Truckload Carriers Associations Driver Retention Project Plan Manual, Chapter 30. OBJECTIVE: Get much more granular in measuring driver turnover by focusing on sub-categories such as dispatch board, company driver vs. owner-operators, and entry-level

  • James Menzies
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    Costs of driver detention can no longer be ignored

    September 16, 2019 2:03PM by James Menzies

    The trucking industry has harvested every low-hanging fruit when it comes to improving efficiency and eliminating waste from the supply chain. With one glaring exception. Driver detention remains a costly issue that is too often ignored. Many fleets are too

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Calling changemakers this National Trucking Week

    September 2, 2019 10:35AM by Derek Clouthier

    The trucking industry has been grappling with a shortage of workers over many years. Right now, unemployment is low, many millennials remain uninterested in trades, and heavy-duty diesel trucks are viewed as significant contributors to climate change. These are trends